Mental Health Night Recovery Worker (part-time)

Social Interest Group
London (Greater)
Up to £10,000
15 May 2018
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Penrose New Hope based in New Cross, Lewisham is a 24-hour, specialist service which supports male adults who have a diagnosis of mental health, substance misuse and offending history. The team at New Hope provides high levels of support to help the Service Users to reintegrate back into the community by developing techniques to help reduce the factors that lead to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour.
We are currently seeking passionate and motivated Night Recovery Worker to join our team on a part-time basis (18 hours per week).
Main Responsibilities of the role:
• To develop and sustain therapeutic relationships with service users of the New Hope Service within the agreed care plans.
• To work at all times within the policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures at all times.
• To positively respond to service users who may need assistance at night, with the support of the on-call manager if necessary in emergencies.
• To provide practical and emotional support to all service users of the Service, ensuring that they are treated with respect and dignity at all times.
• To act as mentor for named service users as designated by the Service Manager and in this role contribute to the development of care plans and their subsequent reviews.
• Maintain and collate a range of accurate monitoring information in relation to client work and other activities.
• Manage service user’s files, ensuring that they are kept up to date, and contain information required in accordance with relevant statutory and organisational policies.
• To undertake any other administrative tasks as part of the regular waking night duties
• To ensure that you are fully conversant with all aspects of the Service ’s Health & Safety Policy, and related policies and procedures dealing with issues of aggression, emergencies etc. Take individual responsibility with other staff for the personal health and safety of all people working, or visiting the service.
• To positively promote an environment within the New Hope Service that respects the different ethnic cultures of the service users and colleagues.

Applicants must:
• Hold an NVQ Level 1 or 2 in Health & Social Care or professional equivilant
• Have experience of working with Service Users with a history of mental health or substance misuse issues
• Have experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional agencies
• Have an excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of service users with complex needs including knowledge of legislation relating to Social Care, Housing and Criminal Justice and Mental Health.

Why work with us?
• Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
• 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
• Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
• Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Mental Health recovery and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures

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